Name: Faith and Flower
Location: Los Angeles, California
Overall: (4.5 / 5)
Faith & Flower is a trendy and vintage American styled restaurant located in downtown Los Angeles.
C an you think of better thing to do than to treat yourself to a nice dinner in Los Angeles?
Staying in Downtown LA, we asked for advice from the concierge at our hotel and perused around yelp and eventually stumbled upon a wonderful place that was conveniently located a short walk away.
We were seated in a nice corner outside with a pleasant view of LA Live. Our waitress was very helpful in giving the appropriate recommendations to let us have many different flavors, but also send us on a culinary journey.
We started off with deviled jidori eggs topped with a Korean chili and kimchi. This was a perfect fusion between a traditional Southern classic with a Korean twist. I would have never thought that kimchi and deviled eggs would have worked together, but the flavors really did work. This dish definitely gets points for creativity.
Next up was the tempura fried green beans with a Chermoula dipping sauce. I have to say this was probably the dish that I was least excited about. How special can fried green beans really be?
But, they came out of left field and really surprised me. They wouldn’t have been complete without the Chermoula sauce. My only complaint to this dish is the high price of $9 for a small bowl of green beans, but I suppose it's the price you pay given the quality of the food and location of the restaurant.
Following the green beans was the Handmade Cavatelli. This was probably my least favorite dish of the evening.
It was served with a cherry tomato confit, broccolini and Parmesan cheese. There was nothing really special about this dish. About the only great thing I can say about it is that it was evident that the pasta was freshly made.
Before we finished the Cavatelli the New York Steak Tartare was delivered to us. We went from the least favorite part of my meal, all the way to the highlight .
It was filled with vibrant flavors, presented well, and just the right amount of meat to cream ratio.
The miso cream brought a nice balance to the heaviness that can come from beef, so for that i commend them.
Who doesn’t love something wrapped in bacon? Per the request of our waitress we went with the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin as our next dish. The perfectly cooked tenderloin was sliced and served along with marinated shell beans, an heirloom tomato and avocado.
Last but certainly not least was the 9 ounce Loin of Pacific Ling Cod. The dish was prepared with confit garlic and tomato with black soy and all baked in parchment paper. While not the top dish of the night, this was certainly a favorite of mine. This dish was like fireworks on my palate.
Faith & Flower is a charming place to eat in the L.A. Live area. Expect to spend $50-$70 per person to get a decent amount of food. If you’re looking to share plates that are a bit on the higher end of pricing, then this would be a good choice.
|Atmosphere:||(5 / 5)|
|Service:||(4 / 5)|
|Price:||(4 / 5)|
|Food:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Overall:||(4.5 / 5)|